DLA Headquarters News

Day describes ‘physics of logistics’ to DOD, industry representatives
The challenges of providing logistics support to warfighters include inventory, time and cost.
Feb. 20, 2020 - Air Force Maj. Gen. Allan Day describes the “physics of logistics” by outlining the time, cost and inventory challenges of supporting warfighters around the globe.

Tuskegee Airman, 94, honored at HQC Black History Month observance
Major Anderson is one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen, a group of about 19,000 black Americans who served as pilots, navigators, crew chiefs, nurses, mechanics and other support staff for the B-17 and B-25 bombers during World War II.
Feb. 19, 2020 - Major Anderson is one of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen, a group of about 19,000 black Americans who served as pilots, navigators, crew chiefs, nurses, mechanics and other support staff for the B-17 and B-25 bombers during World War II.

Black History Month Spotlight: Angela Curtis
EEO Deputy Director Angela Curtis has worked for DLA for 35 years and always strives to do her best.
Feb. 18, 2020 - EEO Deputy Director Angela Curtis has 35 years of service at DLA and values the opportunity to honor those whose sacrifices made black history American history.

Successful charity campaign earns agency DOD kudos
Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist, left, and Acting Director, Administration and Organizational Policy Thomas Muir, right, present an award to DLA Human Resources Director Brad Bunn and Navy Command Master Chief DLA Senior Enlisted Leader Shaun Brahmsteadt during the Feb. 11 CFC Awards Ceremony. Photo by Marvin Lynchard
Feb. 12, 2020 - No other DOD agency won in each category and no medium-sized agency won in as many categories as DLA did, according to DLA Combined Federal Campaign manager Watt Lough. Winners throughout DOD were announced in a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 11.

DLA Aviation News

DLA Aviation Black History Month Spotlight: Odessa Yumi Maxwell
The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Black History Month Spotlight recognizes Odessa Yumi Maxwell, branch chief, Logistics Cataloging and Data Solutions Portfolio, DLA Information Operations. (Courtesy photo)
Feb. 21, 2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Black History Month Spotlight recognizes Odessa Yumi Maxwell, branch chief, Logistics Cataloging and Data Solutions Portfolio, DLA Information Operations.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution San Joaquin participates in Operation Valentine for 104-year-old Marine
Employees and children of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California, raise the spirits of 104-year-old retired Marine Maj. Bill White by participating in Operation Valentine. White put out a call asking to receive Valentine's Day cards for his scrapbook, never expecting such an overwhelming global response. To date, he has received over 300,000 cards and gifts from all over the world.
Feb. 20, 2020 - Employees and children of DLA Distribution San Joaquin, California, raised the spirits of 104-year-old retired Marine Maj. Bill White by participating in Operation Valentine.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Defense Supply Center Columbus’ African American History Program features Columbus City Schools official
Members from the Drumline of East High School perform during the Defense Supply Center Columbus’ Feb. 19 African American History Program in the Operations Center Auditorium.
Feb. 21, 2020 - Defense Supply Center Columbus’ workforce gathered in the Operations Center Auditorium to celebrate the installation’s African American History program Feb. 19, honoring African Americans past and present contributions to America’s success.

Logistics In Action

71st RQS loadmasters maintain supply, enable mission
Airman 1st Class John Wheeler, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, packs issued equipment into a bag Feb. 5, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Three 71st RQS loadmasters are responsible for more than half a million dollars’ worth of mission essential equipment. They ensure members of the 71st RQS have gear required for the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Azaria E. Foster)
Feb. 19, 2020 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Moody Air Force Base website — Boots? Check. Knife? Check. Headsets? Check. … Check. … Check. But who is responsible for maintaining and issuing the more than a half a million dollars’ worth of mission-critical equipment to ensure that each rescue professional is geared up when time is of the essence?

DLA Disposition Services News

Equipment from DLA Disposition Services to the rescue
A five-ton truck acquired from DLA Disposition Services years earlier by the Washington State Department of Fish and Game is loaded with people and dogs rescued after floodwaters and mudslides stranded them in the wilderness. Photo provided by Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Washington State.
Feb. 18, 2020 - Surplus military vehicles from DLA Disposition Services helped in the rescue of a woman, two children and two dogs when they became stranded in a wilderness area in Washington recently.

DLA Energy News

Black History Month spotlight: Bryant Daniels
Supply Planner at Aerospace Energy Supplier Operations Bryant Daniels consolidates customer requirements for Department of Defense, military and civilian agencies that request aerospace products.
Feb. 21, 2020 - February is Black History Month and this year’s Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute theme is “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future.” Throughout the month, we will spotlight Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees who are honoring their history and making a difference through their accomplishments both in their workplace and community.

DLA Troop Support News

Wellness program helps build teams, improve workplace culture
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware employees listen intently as Megan Ward, creator of “Wellness Wednesdays,” explains the importance of a varied and evolving focus on wellness topics during the IH Culture Improvement Team’s first Wellness Wednesday event Jan. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. The program aims to improve workforce culture through monthly meetings focused on a variety of wellness tips and techniques shared by fellow employees.
Feb. 21, 2020 - A new program featuring monthly “Wellness Wednesdays” is in full swing at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support. Started in partnership with the Industrial Hardware Culture Improvement Team and IH employee Megan Ward, the program aims to improve workforce culture through monthly meetings focused on a variety of wellness tips and techniques shared by fellow employees.